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Dré Slaman is the Co-founder and CEO of Farm to Fit, a healthy, ready-to-eat weekly meal delivery service in the Portland, Oregon, area. Farm to Fit was started in 2011 by Dré and her husband, G. Scott Brown, who were looking for a food delivery service in the Portland region. They couldn’t find one, so they decided to create one themselves. Over t…
 
Matthew Murphy is the President of Murphy Distributors. Murphy Distributors’ vision is to become the Connecticut beverage supplier that retailers and restaurants choose to enhance their business success and brand image. Matthew has a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. Since its inception, the company has been building…
 
Dr. Kristin Oja — Founder and CEO — is on a mission to reshape healthcare via her clinic. STAT Wellness. Conceived from a yearning of wanting to change the way people live, the Atlanta and Roswell-based one-stop wellness center staff functional health experts who concentrate on medicine and movement. STAT Wellness strives for clients to leave feeli…
 
Dr. Michael Page has more than 30 years of experience in clinical, academic, and surgical positions. He operates a professional consultancy where he specializes in training and education, helping his clients overcome their toxic workplaces. He has worked as President of the Utah Speech-Language-Hearing Association and as a member of the Primary Chi…
 
Norman Brauns is the CEO and Co-founder of PACIFIC, a global performance marketing agency that grows new customer acquisition for some of the world’s largest brands. As an experienced professional in the marketing and advertising industry, he is skilled in digital and marketing strategy, SEO, and MARTECH. Before PACIFIC, Norman was the Director of …
 
Judd K. Shader is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Leeds West Groups, one of the largest and most-respected leaders in the franchise aftermarket automotive repair space. He founded the company in 2009, when he was a student at the University of Colorado Boulder. Judd is active across various automotive industry boards and organizations an…
 
Alexander Green is the Managing Director of The Fireman Hospitality Group in National Harbor, a diverse group of restaurants ranging from pizzarias to upscale steakhouses. He has been in the restaurant industry for 25 years, starting as a dishwasher and working his way up to his current position. Alexander oversees two restaurants in National Harbo…
 
Lawrence Arevalo is the President of Verducci Event Productions (VEP), which helps organizations amplify their message through compelling video and virtual events. VEP specializes in staging, lighting, decor, and audio/visual support. In his role, he manages the company’s operations, trains new talent, and performs as a DJ. Lawrence began his caree…
 
Dean Mignola is the Co-founder of BugBiz Marketing, which helps pest control companies increase sales through improved internet marketing. He is also the Creative Director of First Page Profiles and a Marketing Consultant and Certified Marketing Coach through Mignola Marketing. Dean started his career as a news anchor and TV reporter, later becomin…
 
Ron Nussbaum is the Co-founder and CEO of Nuttnest, a customer communication platform that helps contractors, builders, and home service providers communicate with homeowners more effectively to transform the customer experience. Ron served in the Marine Corps and then joined the construction industry, where he’s worked for over a decade. He is a v…
 
Gregory Vetter is the CEO of Tessemae's, a flavor-forward, organic fresh food company considered to be a leading innovator and disruptor in the clean food movement. As the oldest of the Vetter brothers, Greg launched the brand based on his mom's wildly popular homemade dressing recipe and its potential to create an entirely new clean food category.…
 
Matt Richards is an international business and product marketing leader with more than 25 years in B2B technology working with companies of all sizes. He is the Chief Marketing Officer for Aqua Security, the largest pure-play and cloud native security company worldwide. Before Aqua, Matt was the CMO for Datto and the VP of Products and Markets at o…
 
James Phillips is the Winemaker at the Madrigal Family Winery. He started in the filmmaking industry but eventually gravitated towards winemaking. While in film school, James took a part-time job at a small winery. This experience sparked his interest in and love for winemaking. Aside from bringing his expertise to the Madrigal Family Winery, James…
 
Sara Razavi is the CEO of Working Solutions CDFI, an institution that makes capital and business consulting services available to diverse entrepreneurs. She has 20 years of experience in the social sector, with specific expertise in operations, strategy, small business, and partnership management. Sara serves on the Board of Directors of the Opport…
 
As an award-winning audiologist and a prominent dementia educator, Dr. Al Turri is a recognized figure in his field. He is the Audiology Director of The Villages Health System, which he has led for a decade and worked with more than 20,000 people. Dr. Turri aims to minimize the everyday effects of hearing loss through both treatment and technology.…
 
Bill Patten is the President and Owner of Sunbelt Business Brokers of Portland, a company that helps business owners value, price, and buy or sell their businesses. Bill has been in business for over 40 years and has successfully purchased and sold four businesses. One of his businesses earned recognition from Inc. magazine as one of the 500 fastes…
 
Jeff Scherer is the Founder of Ntelegence, which offers affordable communication solutions to help manage multi-rooftop businesses. Jeff is a pioneer in communication solutions for the automotive industry. As a thought leader, writer, blogger, and industry speaker, Jeff specializes in digital marketing, lead acquisition and management, LMS/CRM, bus…
 
Josh Halpern is the CEO of both Beer Park and Big Chicken, a dining concept that pays homage to the food of founder Shaquille O'Neal’s childhood. He holds an MBA from Babson College. Josh is currently looking for single and multi-unit franchisees who are serious about the food industry and carrying on the culture of Big Chicken. In this episode… In…
 
Caleb Irmler is the Owner of Crazy Ant Pest Control, a locally owned and operated business that uses eco-friendly products and offers guaranteed results. After serving as Clark Pest Control’s top technician with the highest KPIs, Caleb founded Crazy Ant in 2015. In this episode… Managing a business requires dedication and sacrifice. Sometimes, entr…
 
Patrick Cheo is the CEO of Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group (AKLTG), where he oversees the management of finance, marketing, and operational activities. He helped transform AKLTG over a brisk six-year period from a two-person operation to over 100 staff members. He has been instrumental in developing overseas ventures in Malaysia, Indonesia, V…
 
Emma Dye is the Founder and Chief Salad Officer of Crisp Salad Restaurant, a chain of restaurants in Portland, Oregon, that offers chopped-to-order salads, fabulous soups, wine, beer, Prosecco, and other goodies. She has created a company culture of respect and inclusivity by building a diverse team and providing a safe and fun environment for her …
 
Neal Stewart is the Director of Marketing at Holland Construction Services, a full-service construction management, general contracting, and design firm guided by the principle of providing its clients with the best possible building experience on every project. He started his career as a Marketing Director at Pabst Brewing Company, where he played…
 
Chris Brundrett is the Co-founder of William Chris Vineyards, leading the team with his good friend, Bill Blackmon. Chris acquired experience in the winery and the vineyard while earning a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Texas A&M University. Aside from managing his winery, Chris is the Co-founder of Texas Winegrowers, a former board member …
 
Erika Pichardo-Ley is the Head of Client Relations at Cápita Works, a professional employer organization focused on helping American entrepreneurs by finding qualified talent in Latin America. As an enthusiastic and goal-oriented leader, she has experience in business management, law, and behavioral economics. Before Cápita Works, Erika was a Proje…
 
Dr. Antonio Calderon is an audiologist who began his career as a pediatrician before transitioning to audiology in 1991. He is a trusted mentor and business advisor who's worked as an independent consultant for the past five years. He has worked with IHS serving as a Southwest Territorial Governor and is the treasurer on the Board of Governors. Rec…
 
Natalie Nathanson is the Founder and CEO of Magnetude Consulting, a B2B marketing firm that provides fractional marketing services to small and medium tech-related businesses. The company services clients across the globe and brings specialized expertise in areas including cybersecurity, big data, AI, SaaS, B2B professional services, and emerging a…
 
Bruce Cazenave is the Founder and Principal of Inflection Management LLC, a company that specializes in helping businesses survive challenging periods and mentors freshmen CEOs. Before Bruce founded Inflection Management LLC, he held multiple leadership roles at companies including Black and Decker, Timberland, Dorel Juvenile Group, Nautilus, and B…
 
Max Gardner is the Founder of Tire Max, which has six retail locations in North Carolina. He has been in the tire business for almost 40 years and opened his first Tire Max location about 20 years ago. Max believes in building a culture that employees feel comfortable in, which in turn translates to customers feeling comfortable in-store. In this e…
 
Solomon Choi is the Founder and CEO of 16 Handles, the first self-serve frozen yogurt store to open in New York City. Also the Co-founder of Greeno Products, he is an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor with a background in hospitality. Solomon is an Advisor for Hooray Foods, Kolkata Chai Co., Lunchbox, and Optamark, an Investor for Bikky, Sunscoop…
 
Andrew Sanefski is the Owner and President of Perimetek Pest Management, a family-owned company specializing in bed bug prevention, custom pest management program design, data collection, analysis, reporting, and quality assurance. With more than 20 years of experience in professional pest management, Andrew focuses on food safety and natural organ…
 
Alan Jiang is the Co-founder and CEO of Beam, Asia's fastest-growing micromobility startup focused on solving short-distance transport needs within cities, starting with e-scooter sharing. His team leads the way in the Asia Pacific with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, Thailand, and Malaysia to bring affordable,…
 
Odette D'Aniello is the Founder and CEO of Celebrity Cake Studio, a family-owned and operated retail cake boutique. The company has received numerous awards, including winning Best of Western Washington several times. Odette creates custom, artistic cakes that combine the aesthetic of taste with beauty. She is also the Owner of Dragonfly Cakes, the…
 
Michael Husain is the Founder of Good Vibes Media, a visual storytelling company specializing in video and animation with high-end writing. The company has earned multiple national awards for its high-quality work, which includes documentaries, events, content marketing initiatives, sales training and motivation, product launch videos, and more. Mi…
 
Roman Stanek is a successful entrepreneur and technology expert with 20 years in the field. He is the CEO and Founder of GoodData, a company built to disrupt the business intelligence space and help companies monetize their data. Before GoodData, he founded and led two other startups: NetBeans and Systinet. He has become a leading voice in the anal…
 
Luke Wylde is the Co-founder of Statera Cellars, a two-person company he runs with his best friend, Meredith Bell. A proud member of the queer community, Luke expresses his identity in how he does things as a winemaker. He is also passionate about sustainable employment and hopes to observe this practice as they expand Statera Cellars. In this epis…
 
Dr. Jason Galster is a recognized leader in hearing loss and cochlear implants. He currently serves as the Director of Clinical Research at Advanced Bionics, a company that offers advanced cochlear implants for adults and children alike. He’s also an adjunct professor at Salus University and Nova Southeastern University. Starting his career in 1999…
 
Professor Annie Gilbert Coleman is an Associate Professor of American Studies, the Concurrent Associate Professor of History, and the Director of Sport, Media, and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. She teaches and writes about outdoor sports and American culture. She conducts research focused on sports studies, environmental history, public …
 
Tim Winkeler is the President and CEO of VIP Tires & Service. He is a people-focused leader whose teams are high-performing, with a track record of exceeding expectations. Tim advocates for "right to repair" legislation, which is vital to the continued success of the tire and auto repair industry. In this episode… Where will you take it for repair …
 
Terces Engelhart is the Co-founder of Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre. She has co-authored three books with her husband, Matthew. Terces draws from over 35 years of recovery from 20 years of addiction and her intimate relationship with Christ, which led to her healing. She recently launched her podcast called Unreasonably Grateful, sharing life le…
 
Glenn Workman is the President and Owner of Pestout, a local family and veteran-owned pest control company. With three decades of successful sales and marketing experience in the pest control industry, Pestout provides a unique approach to pest control services. In his role, Glenn oversees all company operations to ensure the highest possible stand…
 
Tal Atid is the Co-founder of Flooret, a direct-to-consumer flooring company based out of San Diego, California, with operations nationwide. Being the son of a construction and flooring company owner, he had early exposure to the flooring business. After graduating from college, Tal worked in his father’s business. Four years later, he worked for a…
 
Jay Bartot is the Co-founder and CEO of Zeitworks, an AI-powered business process intelligence platform that provides enterprises with the data-driven insights and tools they need to improve and transform their business process operations continuously. Zeitworks uses advanced machine learning and other technology to automatically discover and measu…
 
Todd Goldstein is the Founder of Whoa Dough, a line of on-the-go cookie dough bars that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, plant-based, kosher, non-GMO, and vegan. Having been diagnosed with severe gluten allergies along with his three boys, Todd founded Whoa Dough to create cookie doughs they could enjoy. As an entrepreneur, investor, and advo…
 
Andrew Januik is the Owner and Winemaker of Andrew Januik Wines. Being the son of a world-renowned winemaker, he has been exposed to the industry for over two decades. At 13 years old, Andrew started spending his weekends and summers working with wine. In addition to Andrew Januik Wines, he’s also actively involved in their family winery, the Novel…
 
Dr. Lisa Novak is the Co-founder and Clinical Director of Illuminate Psychological Assessments. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults, as well as supervising other licensed and pre-licensed clinicians in their assessment work. Her areas of expertise include…
 
Dr. Dusty Jessen is a CEO, professional speaker, author, and audiologist. She is the owner of 5 Keys Communication, an organization created to educate and empower people who are frustrated by hearing loss. She is also the owner of Columbine Hearing Care where she served as the Director of Audiology for 15 years. Her book, Frustrated by Hearing Loss…
 
David Mulcahy is the Director of Operations for ohDEER, a company that provides all-natural deer, tick, and mosquito control. Back in 2014, David felt stuck in a dead-end job and decided to make a career shift to the ohDEER team. Now, he’s a multi-unit franchise owner and has spent over eight years with the company. In this episode… Many people are…
 
Glenn Oken is the Managing Director at Mangrove Equity Partners, a lower-middle market private equity fund. He specializes in originating deal opportunities and quantifying acquisition candidates. Before co-founding Mangrove, Glenn was a Tenured Partner at Florida Capital Partners (FCP). Between Mangrove and FCP, he has helped build two of the most…
 
Hilary Key is the Founder, President, and CEO of Art Steps, a school that teaches thousands of students classical, realistic drawing and painting skills. In 2020, with the sudden onset of the quarantine, Art Steps Online was born. She has been in business for 22 years and owns three Art Steps locations in Orange County, California. Before Art Steps…
 
Rick Benton II is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BTS Tire & Wheel distributors and Black’s Tire and Auto Service. Rick is in charge of wholesale distribution, logistics, and purchasing, among many other responsibilities. Rick and his brothers, Ron and Jeremy, are second-generation tire dealers. In this episode… As anyone who has been in t…
 
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